Post workout protein DOES NOT have to be in the form of a supplement.
Protein shakes are marketed to perform magic. The reality is…..THEY DON’T! You can get your protein requirements through whole foods. It's tastier, cheaper and more nutritious.
Examples of foods that provide adequate protein post workout include;
It is important to note that protein supplements can be useful in some circumstances - for example; vegans who struggle with protein options, those who have increased energy requirements or those who go from work/school straight to training without capacity to store foods appropriately.
Protein shake or real food? The choice is up to you and your lifestyle. I know which option I’d prefer :)
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